Our adventures in May included the care of 2 Java Finches and 3 Budgies. You may remember that Fido cared for the Java Finches called 'Donna' and 'Ocell' in December. Since then they became sweethearts and Donna laid 5 creamy coloured eggs. Of the 5, 3 did not hatch, 1 died after hatching and the last one is alive and thriving and now a member of Fidos' animal community. He is called 'Domingo', because he hatched on a Sunday and also flew the nest on a Sunday. As you will see from the photo Domingo still has his baby plumage, a smudging of black feathers on his back. It is quite amazing that he should have grown to this size as the eggs were tiny, no bigger than the nail of my index finger!
What does a cat's tail say?
Cat Care or Cat sitting with Fido!
Fido also looked after 4 cats. He visited Sugar while her parents were away on honeymoon, JD while his mum was undergoing eye surgery for new sight, Cat while his mum was away on work travel, and Rascal while her folks travelled to visit family.
Dog walking, doggie daycare and doggie sitting
Fido still walks his dogs. He trots up to their houses to take them out, gives food and any medication, and generally listens while the dogs bark about their day. Dog care at home included 2 whippets, 'Minky' and 'Thierry'. Minky needs her medication every evening at meal times, and Fido is careful to administer it, even though Minky actuallly likes to chew it like a gummy bear. 'Pepper' from El Borne also popped up for a weekend here and there. 'Jessie, Dido, Nico and Lucy' enjoyed walks and the play group continued under Fido's watchful eye with Charlie, Dora, Zac and Hunter. Fido also shared his kennel and toys with Sam, Dora, and Charlie.
All the best for a warm upcoming June. Remember to leave lots of water out for your pets as the days heat up.